Look, doom-mongers, will you stop going around everywhere telling everyone that SoundCloud is about to go offline? Because SoundCloud isn’t going anywhere. Oh no. And how do we know this? Because SoundCloud founder Alex Ljung says so. In a blog post! So it must be true.
As previously reported, in the wake of SoundCloud axing 40% of its workforce and subsequent comments made during an all-staff meeting about the firm’s financing, there was plenty of speculation last week that the streaming service could go offline at some point in the next few months. Such was the chatter, some more prolific SoundCloud users got busy backing up files they had uploaded to the platform while looking for alternative places to upload and share their audio.
But, says Ljung, that’s just a load of misleading noise. “There’s an insane amount of noise about SoundCloud in the world right now”, he wrote in a blog post on Friday. “And it’s just that, noise. The music you love on SoundCloud isn’t going away, the music you shared or uploaded isn’t going away, because SoundCloud is not going away. Not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future. Your music is safe”.
He continued: “Along with each of you, we’ve built this incredible creative community of artists, podcasters, DJs, producers and more who are the driving force in pushing culture forward in the world. That’s not going to change. Last week we had to make some tough decisions to let go of some of our staff, but we did this to ensure SoundCloud remains a strong, independent company”.
So that’s alright then. Though, maybe check you have offline copies of any files you uploaded onto SoundCloud, yeah? Just in case.[from http://ift.tt/2lvivLP]